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Islamabad on red alert[edit]

I have reviewed Islamabad on red alert and left feedback at Talk:Islamabad on red alert. Please read the comments, address all the comments and resubmit as soon as possible while the article is still fresh. --LauraHale (talk) 06:05, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Russia inundated by record floods[edit]

I have reviewed Russia inundated by record floods and left feedback at Talk:Russia inundated by record floods. Please address these comments as soon as possible given that an event taking place today is described as a future event in the article and the article will need updating with this future event as past tense before publication. --LauraHale (talk) 07:59, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Far East flooding[edit]

Take a look at a quick note I left here — should be easy to fix. Thanks. :) Gryllida 10:42, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Ah, I see there is a few articles you made on this topic. See the rename intro (it shouldn't bork and would retain previous review comments). Again thanks. :-)
--Gryllida 10:45, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Just add {{delete|author}} to the articles you wrote yourself but would like deleted. --Gryllida 10:49, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Screencasts of some of today's reviews[edit]

The six videos are screencasts of reviews done today. As a whole, all the articles have improved tremendously from when they students first submitted. Now, they have infoboxes. They usually have a relevant picture, most of the time giving credit to the photographer. They more often than not have categories. The external links are not in the body. The sources are more consistently and better formatted. These little changes make a huge difference for motivation when reviewing because they show reviewers students are listening to feedback and attempting to get things published according to community standards.

That said, the current issues get to the more difficult spot of issues with making sure inverted pyramid style reporting is done, plagiarism and very close paragraphing need to be better avoided, facts need to match facts conveyed in sources, and relative dating needs to be better done. These are on one level the much harder part of doing good reporting on Wikinews. The screencasts of reviews included from the batch I reviewed this morning are more so you can see that what we are (I am) thinking when we are (I am) reviewing. This may not be educational in terms of teaching you how to report, but it might give you insight into what we are looking for. Hopefully that can be a little bit helpful in terms of understanding what we as a community on Wikinews are looking for in publishable works. --LauraHale (talk) 11:31, 19 August 2013 (UTC)